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Niles ABA-1D

In-wall speaker or amplifier selector (White)

10 Reviews | 3 questions - 7 answers


The Niles ABA-1D in-wall "A-B" selector comes in handy for two different types of custom audio installations. Use it to safely switch between two different powered audio systems you connect to one pair of in-wall speakers. Or, send music from a single audio system to one of two pairs of connected speakers. Hum along to your favorite music in the kitchen while you cook, then switch to your patio speakers while you enjoy an outdoor meal.

Product Highlights:

  • in-wall speaker or amplifier selector
  • handles up to 350 watts per channel
  • accepts up to 14 gauge speaker wire
  • single-gang J-box required for installation (not included)
  • 2-3/4"W x 4-1/2"H x 2-7/8"D
  • warranty: 10 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • White wall-mount speaker/amplifier selector
  • White Decora faceplate
  • Two 1/4" slotted screws (White painted heads)
  • Two 1-3/16" flathead Phillips screws
  • Installation Guide

I am using this unit to switch a set of speakers in a den between either a small amplifier in the room for a source different than the rest of the house or to tie the den speakers into the whole-house system. Installation was a breeze and the switch is meeting my needs completely.

Bill E, Arizona


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Overview: The Niles Audio ABA-1D is a push-button switcher that allows you to select between two different amplifiers or receivers to play through a single pair of speakers. You can also configure it to allow you to select between two pairs of speakers from a single amplifier or receiver. The switcher is designed to be wall-mounted in a 1-gang P-Ring or J-Box at least 2-1/2" deep.

Operation: The switcher has a spring-loaded, 2-position push-button. Press once and the button locks in the "in" position. Press again and the button pops out to the "out" position.

Contacts: The switcher has self-cleaning, silver-plated contacts, ensuring many years of trouble-free operation. They are 100% electrical and acoustical tested for frequency response, distortion, and power handling.

Power Handling: The ABA-1D can handle up to 350 watts per channel.

Connectors: The ABA-1D has three pairs of speaker connectors labeled "A", "Common", and "B". The connectors can accommodate up to 14-gauge wire. The connectors are tightened with a standard 1/8" slotted screwdriver.

Decora Style: The switcher is constructed with a Decora-style faceplate and insert. The button and insert are removable for quick and easy color change.

Tools Needed: The following tools are needed for installation:

  • 1/8" standard slotted screwdriver
  • 1/4" standard slotted screwdriver
  • Wire stripper

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It did exactly what I needed it to do [ Joseph  Feb 02, 2017 ]

3 questions already asked

I know it can handle 350 watts per channel not I don't believe it is rated for a volt application but if you mean your speakers are 70 Watts it can more than handle it Enter [ Gerald  Apr 21, 2017 ]
I think it is. You could probably find something on line that would work, depending what is in the other half of the box. I have put a dimming light switch, with a center that same size, in a 4 gang box , with 3 other regular light switches and found a cover for that. [ Chris  Jun 03, 2016 ]
Yes. [ Rsvlrog  Jun 02, 2016 ]
Yes it's a decor plate which is the newer style switch plate. You need a duplex plate for the 2 gang depending what second item is. Make sure you don't combine 110 with low voltage in one box without the separator in middle. Any electrical supply should know what you need?? Good luck [ LOUIS  Jun 01, 2016 ]
Yes. [ Kevin  Jun 01, 2016 ]
I can't see any reason that would not work. Mine receives volume controlled directly from my receiver and works great. [ Greg  Dec 07, 2015 ]
I would think so. All this is, is a switching relay. Normally open or closed contacts. [ Chris  Dec 06, 2015 ]

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